Ask The Best and Brightest: Which Stocks Should Go On Our Ticker?

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
ask the best and brightest which stocks should go on our ticker

The techies who bring you TTAC have informed me that they’re working on a back end solution (heyyyy) that will allow us to choose which stock to feature in our Yahoo! stock ticker. As there’s a plethora of patches in the hopper, it may not make it here by– well, it might take a while. But my man Bryan says he’ll spot us one change as an interim measure. So, B&B, what’s it going to be? Which stocks do you think we should list on our widget? I’d like to limit it to fifteen for the mo. Ford, GM and Toyota are a given. The rest are up for grabs. And what about a supplier or two, like Ener1, maker of hybrid batteries. Or sucklike. Whatever your opinion make it snappy, both in that usual way you do but also in terms of time. Bryan’s got a clarinet to play. Honest-to-God.

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  • Pch101 Pch101 on Oct 16, 2008

    Ford, GM, Toyota, Honda and Daimler all trade in New York, but VW does not. If stocks not traded on US exchanges are going to be included, that will have to be made clear on the ticker, otherwise you will be mixing up currencies when streaming their prices.

  • Morbo Morbo on Oct 16, 2008

    CAAS Chinese auto component supplier to, among others, Chery. I use them as a proxy for Chrysler, at least until General Mopar is in business.

  • John Horner John Horner on Oct 17, 2008

    GM, Ford, Toyota and Honda are the ones to watch at the moment.

  • Steven Lang Steven Lang on Oct 17, 2008

    John Horner is right... I would also add KMX (Carmax), Autonation (AN), and symbol OIL into the mix. To emphasize the current situation it may be worth it to show the 52-week performance of these firms/index. Surprisingly oil prices are only 7% higher than last year at the moment.